ENGSO at the EU Sport Forum 2024

The 2024 edition of the European Commission EU Sport Forum took place in Liège, Belgium, on 16-17 April 2024. ENGSO attended the event with the aim to advocate for the grassroots sport and initiate a new survey about the impact of the publication from the "High Level Group on Gender Equality on Sport".

At the forum, ENGSO was represented by the Secretary General Sara Massini, Office Director Marie Denitton, EU Advisory Committee Chair Theo Neyenhuis, EU Advisory Committee member Linda Rombolà and Equality Within Sport (EWS) Committee researcher Angelica Saenz.


ENGSO Youth Chair Ugne Chmeliauskaite and Policy and Projects Manager Tiago Guilherme also participated in the event. Representing ENGSO, Zaira Pia Vaccaro, Youth Integrity Ambassador from the YIAP project, took part in the panel entitled “Youth and health in the digital age”.

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During the event ENGSO was conducting interviews with various sports organisations with the aim to monitor the impact of the European Commission “High Level Group on Gender Equality on Sport” publication and the LGBTQI Strategy of the European Commission. In the following days we will also publish the online survey to collect quantitative data. The activity is implemented with joint efforts from The European Commission’s Sport Unit, Council of Europe EPAS and Global Observatory for Gender Equality and Sport.


ENGSO had a stand where we met with participants and did interviews. It was also an opportunity to showcase activities ENGSO is delivering on the topic of equality and present the work on human rights from ENGSO Youth.


The event was also a great chance to meet and connect with our partners such as the European Fair Play Movement, EUSA, and the European Lotteries among others.


Ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics, the EU Sport Forum revolved around the topic of Olympic values such as integrity, sustainability and gender equality, European football,  digital age, lifelong sport and the future of sport policy. On the same occasion, the #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards Ceremony took place. 


We would like to thank the European Commission for a wonderful event and congratulate the winners of the #BeInclusive awards for their exceptional work.

You can rewatch the event here: https://sport.ec.europa.eu/event/eu-sport-forum-2024

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